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to be grounded. >>> the deadline for filing your 2012 tax return is now a little more than an hour away. ktvu's jade hernandez talked to some pro procrastinators who waited until the last minute to file their taxes. it wasn't so long until since two dozen postoffices stayed open late. more than 80% of taxpayers file online. but-- >> it's guaranteed it will be crazy like it was the last several years since i've been doing this job and people will be rushing in at the last minute right before midnight handing us their tax returns? >> why? >> procrastination. >> some filers want to have extra money now. >> usually people get their taxes back and they spend all their money real fast. the last minute thing i kind of like that because now i'm going to have a little extra. >> reporter: at the h & r block office, this procrastinator is hoping to take advantage of a cancelled appointment. there's always a reason to wait in these lines. >> i think most people get antsy because usually you have to pay and they don't want to give up their money. >> reporter: jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> many
of jobs were expanded. >>> 7:47. ebay may be on the losing end of a battle over internet sales tax. the online retailer wants customers to tell federal lawmakers they oppose a to collect sales tax on internet purchases. ebay says the sales tax would hurt small businesses. but the u.s. senate overwhelmingly agreed to start debating the idea. online retailers are exempt with less than $1 million a year. >>> nevada is accused of dumping psychiatric patients in california to save money. pam cook is in our newsroom with the alarming accusations and what the city of san francisco is doing about it. >> well, a nevada state mental hospital is accused of putting psychiatric patients on greyhound buss headed for california -- buses headed for california. it doesn't stop there. the hospital in las vegas loaded up 1500 patients on buses and sent them out of state. now dennis herrera is demanding answers. >> it's very disconcerting when i think about these individuals given one-way passes on buses, no meds, food or drink. >> herrera is asking the allegations to be looked into. he says if the al
seriously. >>> ebay says charging sales taxes could hurt many small businesses and they are letting federal workers oppose them. they overwhelmingly voted to debate the idea if the senate approves the proposal they will then go to the house and amazon approves online sellers. >>> they are selling off that historic main downtown building in berkeley. they are on the national registry of historic places and the community now has two weeks to appeal but the move comes as the postal service comes to generate revenue and cut costs. >>> a film is being done in louisiana and it is all the football teams 151 game winning streak and the coach behind it all. it is called when the game stands tall and this man stars as the coach and he stepped down at the beginning of this year. and neal haze being filmed in louisiana, tax credits there make filming less expensive. when the game stands tall is due out next fall. >>> let's check in with sal, how is the commute? >> you know it is actually all right but let's start with the bay bridge, that is backed up for a 20 to 35 minute delay which is the norm and n
values and tax collection. firefighters showed up to say enough is enough. last year, the county ordered four fire stations shut down. firefighters say closing two more will dramatically increase response times in an emergency. >> in a medical, obviously minutes and seconds count. and then in a fire emergency, this allows the fire to get bigger. i mean, obviously getting there to a bedroom fire and being able to keep it in the bedroom is much better than the fire spreading out through the house. >>> county officials say part of the reason is voter rejection that could have kept staffing levels. supervisors say they are in a tough 1309. >> there's alternatives that we can do in not closing the stations. we're hope to that. but we have to get a budget together and looking at the budget, it looks like we'll have the stations closed unless we come up with something creative before. >> reporter: the county board of supervisors is get to board on the plan may 14th. meanwhile, firefighters say this year, really bad year to cut any fire services at all because of the really dry conditions from a
legislators to support a tobacco tax increase. the county stated that this was its intent in its federal application. a new analysis of state government workers shows that 75 retired executives are working for the state. this despite the governor's order to remove all but the most critical retireys from the workforce. the retireys are earning between $45 to $75 an hour even as they're drawing their pensions. >> all three major bay area airports today say flights are running smoothly, the first day of the furloughs. there are what they call random delays on the east coast, but there was no way of telling if they were relate today staffing cut backs. air traffic controllers are set to be furloughed one day every other week. a legal challenge to the furloughs brought by pilots and an airline group is working its way through the courts. >>> it will be time to close the curtains for good after tonight's movie showings at an east bay movie house. >> reporter: ken, we're live in front of the theater tonight. we have been here for a few hours. those wanting to save the dome have collected signat
up to $300,000 in annual tax revenue. neighbors in the area expressed concern about how more air traffic and noise levels would harm them but the mayor insisted that signature and the other jet companies will adhere to the curfew in place from 11:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. we talked to an airport official about the howl and how they will -- how they will benefit and how the airport needs the money. we'll bring that to you coming up in the next hour of "mornings on 2." janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> coming up next -- the senate prepares to take action on the issue over gun control. how the votes are stacking up for extended background checks. and what california dianne feinstein said on the senate floor years ago. >>> this year's host of the oscars. he's now at the center of a controversy tied to the boston marathon bombings. >>> 30s, 40s and 50s on the low. it's clear for everybody. windy for some. highs today warming up. a lot of 70s, low to mid. temperatures will continue to warm up. >>> we're getting word of delays at sfo. the airport says flights to and from o'hare int
in annual tax revenue. neighbors in the area are concerned about aircraft traffic and the noise levels but they have insisted other jet companies will continue to adhere to the curfew in place that restricts between flying 11:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. and they are looking into this for people who live nearby who expressed concern about the deal. janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> pg&e says more power equipment may have to be taken off line today to fix the damage caused by an act of sabotage yesterday. the santa clara county sheriff's office felt somebody fire gunshots and it is near san jose. it caused a chemical -- caused a chemical spill and authorities think the same vandal cut a fiber optic line which disrupted communications south of san jose. >> that is why the 911 systems went out the phone systems went out and data systems went out and after that shots were fired. >> at&t is august of a $250,000 reward to help catching the vandals or whoever is responsible but some people are trying to make phone calls and the damage is this morning. >>> we have a stalled bus which
. but not if they ground an expanding business grounding. >> it's going to be more taxes for the state. i think that's pretty critical. >> reporter: this airport runs some 80,000 oerpgs -- operations a year with about a dozen controllers. huge for the pilots who are based here. there's a flight school and a restaurant, where the owner says better to have fewer controllers than none at all. >> they will have to scale it up with the skeleton group. we're not imposing a danger to the pilots that are flying in and out of the this field. >> reporter: faa towers like this one are safe from closing until at least next year. but more than 100 others under federal contract are slated to shut in june. meanwhile, airline and pilot organizations are suing to halt the furloughs already under way. reporting live in santa rosa, debra villalon, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> five people parked outside a san jose nightclub early today may all manage to avoid being wounded when someone fired multiple rounds right into their car. this all happened around 2:00 outside the fiesta nightclub. police say an argument inside may
overwhelmingly to take up a bill that could impose sales tax on all internet sales. today's vote clears the way for debate and attempts later this week. it would then go to the house of representatives. the bill would exempt online retailers with less than a million a year in sales. >>> protesters in san francisco used the annual environmental event as a call to arms. [ drums beating ] >> at the epa's regional headquarters, a diversion crowd of demonstrators spoke out against a variety of problems. they criticized the investigation into last summer's richmond refinery fire and also protested against hydraulic fracking for natural gas. >> we're here to ask the epa to stop the expansion of the toxic wasteland filling our town. >> these people are really frustrated. many of them low-income minority folks from the bay area that feel like there's too much pollution in the neighborhoods. >> the protesters then marched to the state department offices where they stepped up their protests to civil disobedience. the epa administrator said 40 years after the first earth day, the planet is still hurting,
like they are already getting money from taxes. they charge you for everything in the world. i think it's an added cost that is not necessary. >> they are messy. people throw them everywhere. they do plug stuff up. i would like it to be a little cleaner for my grand kids as they grow up. >> californian's reuse about 20 billion plastic bags every year. today some stores will hand out their bags for free. you keep your bags in the trunk and forget them so i ask people on facebook a very funny conversation going on about where people keep their bags. how they remember to bring their bags. >> after going in and having to pay because they are in the car i'm going to start remembering them now. >> right. maybe there is the incentive. >>> good morning, everybody. let's take a look at what we have now. we have a new crash in san francisco i want to mention. northbound 101 near the 280 interchange. one car hit the wall there. it's causing slow traffic coming up from near candle stick. let's go out and take a look at commute at the bay bridge toll plaza. westbound. you can see traffic is moving a
,000 and 20,000 people left a lot of trash behind. since there was no organizer for the event, city tax payers have to pay for it. >> big bucks there. >>> a warm start to the week but how long will it last. steve paulson will tell us when to expect a cooldown. >>> and check this out. a young boy a very horrifying close call with an alligator. we'll tell you how he was able to survive. >>> it looks like we have some slowing on southbound 101. this may be due to an earlier crash near candlestick. we'll give you the update straight ahead. [ male announcer ] enjoy delicious chicken made the way you say at subwa. with our oven roasted chicken, now a $3 six-inch select. make it your own with melty monterey cheddar or creamy ranch. and during april, the black forest ham is also a $3 six-inch select. subway. eat fresh. >>> a south florida boy is lucky to be alive after he was attacked by an alligator. he and his father planned to go canoeing off boynton beach. he wandered to the edge and an alligator bit on the right side of his body. >> grabbed my arm. i couldn't get out. >> i'll punching the alligat
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